(Ottawa, Ontario – August 30, 2021) -- The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that it is no longer the anti-doping service provider for the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).

The CCES and the CHL first signed an agreement in 2007 and have been cooperating in the fight against doping for the past 14 years. The CCES assisted the CHL to implement the CHL’s Anti-Doping Program and over the past seven years have educated thousands of CHL players on the dangers of using performance-enhancing substances.

The CCES and CHL have mutually agreed to end their relationship.

The CCES is committed to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) which is harmonized to the rigorous anti-doping rules of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (the Code). The Code and the CADP continue to evolve and raise the bar in the fight against doping, incorporating such concepts as out-of-competition testing, intelligence-driven testing, significant sanctions for intentional doping, athletes’ rights, and values-based education.

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

For further information, please contact:

+1 613-521-3340 x3233
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